Facts About Cholesterol

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Cholesterol is both a natural creation of the body and a product found in foods that can be detrimental to the body.

  • High cholesterol can be very dangerous to your health.
  • All cholesterol is not inherently bad for you because it is essential for some necessary bodily processes.  
  • Cholesterol helps provide the structure for cell membranes, and it insulates the nerve cells in your brain.
  • What you need to be careful of is having a high level of LDL, or bad cholesterol.